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My tongue has a white coating on it and is split in the middle

By Anonymous August 27, 2017 - 9:59am
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Hello, Anon.

Thank you for writing.

White tongue is the result of an overgrowth and swelling of the fingerlike projections (papillae) on the surface of your tongue. The appearance of a white coating is caused by debris, bacteria and dead cells getting lodged between the enlarged and sometimes inflamed papillae.

Fissured tongue, is a benign condition characterized by deep grooves (fissures) in the dorsum of the tongue. This might be what your cracking is. See your doctor if you are concerned about these changes.


August 27, 2017 - 12:17pm
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